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Vidant is excited to learn that Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO of Vidant Health, has been appointed the Dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, effective July 1. Dr. Waldrum is humbled by the appointment and grateful to Chancellor Rogers for the opportunity to lead this historic transformation of health care for the benefit of our residents, team members, providers and communities we serve.

This is a significant moment in the history of Vidant and Brody, which could not have been possible without the extraordinary foundation built by Vidant and ECU’s visionary predecessors. The Brody School of Medicine and Vidant have a shared desire to enhance, grow and sustain access to high-quality health care to rural communities across eastern North Carolina today, tomorrow and for generations in the future – and this closer alignment reaffirms a joint commitment to build a premier academic health care enterprise for eastern North Carolina.

This strategic partnership is an important step toward the collective goal of clinically integrating Vidant and the Brody School of Medicine. Working together through a thoughtful and deliberate process, both organizations will work toward creating a new, distinct academic health care brand that will work in collaboration to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing health care landscape. The mutual goal is to transform together, build on combined strengths, and become pioneers in creating a regional population health care, research and educational enterprise.

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